this is the toile for the curtains. i found it at a fabric sale a couple years ago adn bought it because i just couldn't resist the price - $10.00 for just over 10 yards.
this is my grandmother's cupboard that i intend to paint. i haven't quite decided on a color yet, though i'm leaning toward the same buttercream as the cabinets in the same glossy finish. then i'll stencil some pretty combination of leaves and flowers and ivy in the same tones as the floor and counters.
this is the latest arrangement of rainbow glass. when the sun comes streaming through the skylights, the colors just glow:
these are two of my favorite things from my grandmother's house - her rocking chair, or "nanny's rocker" as she herself called it, and my mother's piano, bought for her by my great-grandfather. my grandmother kept it as a sort of hostage all these years after my mother's fall from the family grace. (don't weep for my mother, by the way, she just kept the piano my father bought for me.) i like these two pieces side by side, under the assortment of photos of all six of our kids. it's like they've found a place where they both belong at last.